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Hooked: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home

For the next month, the 13 WREX team will tell you the stories of the drug users, survivors, those on the front lines and loved ones left behind to help paint a picture of this drug epidemic. We are calling it: "Hooked: The Opioid Crisis Hits Home."


Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis


Ohio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis. More>>

Former drug czar nominee Marino defends role in opioid law


President Donald Trump's former nominee to be the nation's drug czar is defending his role in writing a law that critics say weakened the government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. More>>

Stephenson County using substance abuse task force to fight opioid problem Video included

Stephenson County has a new special task force that officials are hoping can put a stop to the area's opioid problem. 


House Speaker back in Janesville to address area's opioid epidemic

Ryan recently touted the House passing a bill to boost federal spending on opioid treatment and research. A


Rauner signs off on opioid task force

State leaders are taking action as the opioid epidemic continues to threaten the nation 


Local doctors weigh in on Opioid abuse

Drug relates overdoses are on the rise. These addictions are beginning with prescription Opioids.


Illinois leader discusses opioid crisis in Rockford

The opioid epidemic has taken center stage in Illinois. Because of that, the state is launching a new plan to fight the growing crisis and is looking to communities like Rockford that are embattled with the issue.


Millions being put towards funding Illinois fight against opioids

Federal money is coming to rural Illinois to fight the opioid epidemic. 


Rockford Fire received more than 160 overdose calls by July 31

President Donald Trump's administration pledges to tackle the problem nationwide and right here at home For the Rockford Fire department, calls for overdoses are pretty common.  


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